We are moving forward with plans to bring this event to you in person and virtually. You can pick which option you are most comfortable with. Please make sure you are following us on social media and signed up to receive emails. As the circumstances change, we will keep everyone up to date on this event.
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We highly recommend bringing your own lunch if you are able to do so. There is also a cafeteria in the basement of the Capitol that you can purchase food. There are a number of restaurants around the Capitol. We recommend calling restaurants ahead to make a reservation, if possible.
We are here to help! There will be two information sessions one on February 24, 2023 and one on February 28, 2023.
The first one is on Friday, February 24th from 3-4 pm. This session will cover information like schedule, where to park, how to plan for lunch and logistics for the day. We will not cover in-depth issues and topics. You can also bring any questions you have to this session. You can register for the call on Friday, February 24th here or go to bit.ly/DRLD2023QandA.
The second one is on Tuesday, February 28th from 5-6:30 pm. This will be a great training for advocates wanting to get more training on issues and how to talk with your legislators. Retired legislators will attend to help advocates to tell their story and go more in depth on issues. This will be a great training to have the night before legislative day. You can register for the February 28th Advocacy Training session here or go to bit.ly/DRLD2023Training.
The rally begins at 11am. In years past, the lines for security can get backed up. There is nothing that we can do about this. It is required that everyone entering the capitol go through these same protocols. The best thing you can do is plan to arrive a little earlier and get settled. There are exhibits and plenty to see at the Capitol. You can also schedule morning appointments with your legislator if you would like.
Us too. While there have been some improvements over the years, this is still not the most accessible building. But, we have been careful to plan our rally and other resources to be as accessible as possible. You can review this accessibility map to find where elevators, restrooms and other features are located.
Yes. We have worked with the Office of Administration and the Capitol Police to develop an accessible plan. In general, if you are not bringing a large group or if you have the ability to access the South entrance (main entrance) reasonably please do so. This will decrease the risk of a long line and congestion at either entrance.
If you are arriving in a small bus or van:
We have clearance for you to drop off on the EAST SIDE of the capitol. These are the red lines or the area labeled “A” on the map pictured below. There is a garage under the building and right outside of it is a loading and unloading zone. Vans and small busses can drop off there and people can take the elevators up. Volunteers for DRLD will be stationed to guide you to the rally. You may NOT park in the garage. Your driver will have to find another spot to park. All people being unloaded will be subject to metal detectors and security protocol similar to the main, South entrance.
If you are arriving in a large bus (school bus sized) or coach bus:
Please park in the green section or area labeled “B” on the map to drop off. There is a garage under the building where security is located. All people being unloaded will be subject to metal detectors and security protocol similar to the main, South entrance. You may NOT park in the garage. Your driver will have to find another spot to park.